Hulu has announced that a commercial-free subscription option is now available for an additional $4 per month. Currently, subscribers pay 7.99 for a subscription with limited commercials. The commercial-free option will cost 11.99 per month.
Considering Hulu’s aggressive acquisition of original and licensed material – their acquisition of the SVOD rights to hot new movies through EPIX and upcoming original series and event programming (Stephen Kings 11/22/63, for example) – that’s a pretty good deal.
New releases from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount will move to Hulu for SVOD as the result of a new, multi-year agreement between between Hulu and EPIX.
The agreement, which takes effect on October 1st, will see theatrical hits like Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Interstellar – as well as a wealth of classic titles – becoming available on Hulu in the near future. Follow the jump for details.
EPIX is the latest network to add original scripted shows to its schedule.The network is partnering with Lionsgate on Graves – a half-hour comedy that will star Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States – and Paramount Television on Berlin Station – a 10-episode espionage drama.
Both shows are being prepped for fall of 2016. Further details follow the jump.
From the girl power of Katy Perry in concert to the thud and blunder of Michael Bay’s Transformers to a Friday the 13th marathon of every Friday the 13th movie, EPIX has something for everyone in March. Follow the jump for details.
EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™, a two-part original series from premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League, will bring U.S. viewers onto the ice and behind-the-scenes with the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as they prepare to compete in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, and the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks on their road to the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
To Russia With Love is documentary that explores LGBT rights through the lives and experiences of gay athletes – and these are not just any old athletes. We’re talking Olympic medalists – Billie Jean King, Mark Tewksbury, Greg Louganis, Charline Labonté (above) – the best of the best. Also included are notable figures in and out side of the sports community – figures like Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations and USA Hockey personnel director Brian Burke, Russian Open Games’ Konstantin Yablotsky and Elvina Yuvakaeva, David Remnick, editor-in-chief-of The New Yorker, actor/activist Stephen Fry and the Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Collins.
To Russia With Love was shot in cities around the world, from Sochi, New York City, Calgary, Toronto, St. Petersburg and Moscow and our guide on this journey will be the colorful athlete and commentator, Johnny Weir. It premieres on EPIX on Wednesday, October 22nd. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
The Epix channel is turning into quite a cool little entertainment platform. This weekend, April 27 – 29, you can watch Thor and Captain America for free – as long as you sign up for a 14-day trial and catch the world premiere of a brand new documentary “The Stan Lee Story” about Stan “The Man” Lee (creator of the majority of Marvel’s characters) – who did give me permission to still his famous Excelsior! The documentary premiered April 27th, but I’m sure you can catch a replay. You can get Epix on your local cable systems, on the web and they have an app available for Xbox 360 (not sure about PS3.) Hurry and register to catch your free viewing of Captain America and Thor. It still amazes me that one man created all of these amazing characters. Here is a taste of the great one’s new documentary.